Stress Analysis Engineer

Company Details


Who we are

Virgin Galactic recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet lie in making better use of space.

Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology, and psychology.

From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites than divides us.

We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first-century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody — and change the world for good. Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Galactic

If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver, and can make things happen – apply today!

Your Mission

  • Reviews, updates, and compiles engineering analytical definition of interior structural components and assemblies based on design concepts
  • Develops loads both from standard industry practice and first principles
  • Develops standardized analysis criteria and templates
  • Plays an integral role in the workflow release process for all interior structural designs
  • Supports the creation of structural test plans which will be used to verify manufacturing

What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a concentration in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • Experience in aircraft or spacecraft interiors fabrication, design, and analysis processes
  • Knowledge of interiors manufacturing and sizing of composite and metallic structures using FEA models, including pre and post-processing of NASTRAN models and associated sizing of composite structures
  • Knowledge of human factors and loading unique to spaceflight a plus
  • Proficiency in FEMAP a plus
  • Minimum 2 years or more of applicable experience in the analysis of interior structural systems using the strength of materials and finite element based methods
  • Experience with free-body diagrams and classical stress analysis techniques
  • Hands-on experience with composites part fabrication and assembly processes
  • Pilot, aircraft homebuilding, and rapid prototyping experience a strong plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with the analysis of aircraft or spacecraft interiors or systems to a set of requirements or standards such as CFR 14, Part 400, Part 23 and 25, military or NASA are highly desired
  • Experience with manufacturing-based ERP systems, such as Oracle, is a plus

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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